Xbox One controller button layouts: How to change the controls and remap buttons to suit your style

Customisation is an integral part of modern gaming, and the more we can make everything fit the way we like to play games the better.

This is especially true when it comes to controller options, where things might not just be a preference but a necessity.

Having more accessibility means that more people can enjoy gaming, and that can only ever be a good thing.

With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about remapping the buttons on your Xbox One controller.

Before you change your Xbox One buttons

Right, it's not often we include warnings on this kind of article, but this is important to take note of.

You'll be adjusting the buttons at a system level, and that means that the games you play won't understand what's happening. This means they'll still ask you to push A, even if you've remapped that to one of the shoulder buttons.

It'll also affect literally everything you can do with your controller, which means you'll need to keep it in mind when browsing the store or using the dashboard.

The good news though, is that each user account can have their own button profile, and that means you can make sure your changes don't affect anybody else.

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How to change your Xbox One buttons

With all of that in mind, here's what you need to do to customise your button layout on an Xbox One controller:

  • Head on over to My Games and Apps
  • Select Apps
  • Choose the Xbox Accessories app
  • Select your controller and choose Configure
  • Select Button Mapping
  • Choose the buttons you want to move around and do so

It's worth noting that owners of the Xbox One Elite controller will have more things they can fiddle around with here, but either way, don't forget to hit Done when you're finished.

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